Welcome to SP. The very best to you on your journey.
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Hello and welcome to Sparkpeople. The group is a wonderful group full of anything to do from fitness, nutrition, to exercise. There is never enough…. And there are ways to talk directly to people and thru message boards. Good luck with the site and best of luck! Learning the site may be some of the most fun!
3/10/13 4:10 A
Hello, and welcome to SparkPeople. We are glad to have you here with us. Best Wishes in reaching all of your goals.
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"The reason people find it so hard to be happy is they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be." -Marc Pagnol
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WELCOME TO SPARK!!! Congrats on taking the first step into changing your life to a more healthier one by joining the site. Spark is filled with amazing people that will motivate, support and encourage you on your journey. There is so much to learn and discover here, take this one day at a time.
A couple of things I would like to suggestion to make you Spark experience a great one.
1. Put together your own Spark page. This is a great way to communicate with other members and build relationships that will support and motivate you. You can do this by going to the START page and the green section has something about your Sparkpage.
2. Make goals for yourself. Each month I make a list of what I want to accomplish that month and break them down to smaller goals to work with week by week. This way the BIG picture doesn't seem so big.
3. Join Spark teams. There are tons of teams here and you will be able to find ones that fit to what you like or want in a team.
The key to success here is to be active and you've already started by joining. You will find that everyone is willing to help you out if you need it. Spark friends are here for support, motivation and encouragement. Good luck on your journey to a healthier lifestyle! Again, welcome to the SP family! *~ Paula *~
Paula in Denver, Colorado
"You were given life; it is your duty...to find something beautiful within life, no matter how slight." (Elizabeth Gilbert)
"Learning to live in the present moment is part of the path of joy." (Sarah Ban Breathnach)
"Think for a minute about what makes you fabulous and how you can celebrate it." (Laura Mercier)
Hi and welcome! So glad you are here to make a change! Get familiar with everything here and join some teams. Teams are good for motivation, support and accountability! Good luck on your journey!
Remember, YOU ARE WORTH IT!
Fitness Minutes: (207,661)
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& to Sparking, AMETZLER5!
A healthy lifestyle is a process - more of a journey than a destination. SP with all its features and tools can help you along the way and with the support of its members, well, it's a recipe for success!
The best way I found to get going was to use the "Getting Started Guide" which you can find at the top of your Start Page under the “How to Use the Site” tab. It will take you step-by-step in getting you up and running and in no time at all you'll be feeling right at home.
Don't expect to change everything overnight. It takes small steps to get from where you are to where you want to be. Just think about The Tortoise and The Hare. You can win the race if you stay focused and take slow, steady steps to get there.
You've joined a community of like-minded people who all want to become healthier and more fit so come here as often as you can for all the support, motivation and inspiration you need - we truly want to see each other succeed!!
Best Wishes as you work towards your goals!!!
Moving More! Eating Less! Motivation gets you started, habit keeps you going!
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Hi Sparkers, Just started to get serious again about my weight and health. I am a preschool teacher. Love my job. Just want to in BETTER shape so I can enjoy the job more.
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